It is a 1.8 giga pixel camera, that is 1 800 million pixel. Really a lot!
Large commercial cameras can be up to 190 million pixel, e.g. Sinar, using their CCD sensor with shifting technology, where the sensor is mechanically shifted e.g. 4 times to increase the over all resolution (and sometimes also used for e.g. color improvements)
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Oh yes! Remember that by the time there is a public release, it has been in test for long and in practical use by the 3-letter agencies for years. This will eventually trickle down to us amateur photographers for our enjoyment, just as digital photography did.
Has anybody seen the TV program on CBS called Person of Interest? Take that TV Program and this information and the truth of the TV program is a little scary. Yes we are being watched everyday by our goverment.
It is online now but with the new enchnced version and is part of our goverments DRONE program here in the States. We are being watched all the time now, by many different govermental agencies (federal, state & local). Soon large companies will be using DRONE's to collect additional information on our individual habits and movements. We really do not know just how far this technology has been developed today.
Surveillance of your personal habits is already much closer than you think.
DVR/cable boxes that have cameras and face recognition to determine what kind of mood you're in, so your viewing experience can be customized to the moment. (Verizon)
Phones that track exactly where you are and offer you opportunities to earn money as a secret shopper - i.e., text message appears - "We see there is a Storefront X at your 2 o'clock and 10 feet - we will credit your Paypal account 5 dollars if you take a picture of the shelf with diaper brand Y." (Field Agent for iPhone)
Cameras that scan your appearance, check you in on Facebook at that location (!), and offer you discounts based on your social media and shopping habits that are publicly known. (Facedeals)
You don't need a drone at 40,000 with a gagillion MP recon camera pack. The war for privacy is already lost. We just need to acknowledge it and start mooing as the consumer cows we are.